History Programs

History General Program (BA)

History General Program (BA)

History Department information  

For a Bachelor of Arts degree with a concentration in history, the student is expected to complete a balanced program of studies in history, the other social sciences, and the humanities as approved by the advisor.

Requirements


A. History


Thirty-three or more credits in history, to include:

  • Two from:

  • HIS 112 - World History to 1400 (3)
  • HIS 113 - World History: 1400 to 1900 (3)
  • HIS 114 - Twentieth Century World History (3)
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  • HIS 220 - United States to 1898 (3)
  • HIS 221 - United States since 1898 (3)
  • HIS 299 - Introduction to History (3)
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  • One from:

  • HIS 336 - Africa in Modern Times, 1800 to Present (3)
  • HIS 339 - History of Mexico (3)
  • HIS 343 - Modern Caribbean History (3)
  • HIS 371 - Japan from Antiquity to 1300 (3).
  • HIS 376 - History of Modern China (3)
  • HIS 377 - Japan from 1300 to 1800 (3).
  • HIS 378 - Japan from 1800 to Present (3).
  • HIS 380 - History of Modern India and South Asia (3)
  • HIS 477 - Japan: Age of Samurai (3).
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  • Normally elected in the senior year:

  • HIS 301 - History Capstone Seminar (3)

Additional Courses


Four additional courses, selected with the approval of the departmental advisor, from:

North America

  • HIS 314 - History of the Old South (3)
  • HIS 315 - American Civil War and Reconstruction (3)
  • HIS 316 - America Comes of Age: 1877-1920 (3)
  • HIS 317 - America Between the Wars, 1919-1939 (3)
  • HIS 318 - Contemporary America (3)
  • HIS 320 - The American Military Experience (3).
  • HIS 321 - History of the United States Constitution, 1789 to Present (3)
  • HIS 332 - Development of the American West (3)
  • HIS 333 - Labor in America (3)
  • HIS 334 - History of Ethnicity and Race in the United States (3)
  • HIS 369 - History of Women in America I (3)
  • HIS 381 - History of Women in America II (3).
  • HIS 409 - Colonial America (3).
  • HIS 410 - Era of the American Revolution (3).
  • HIS 411 - Conflict, Reform and Expansion: America before the Civil War (3).
  • HIS 413 - Sin, Salvation and Celebrity in Early America (3)
  • HIS 415 - The Early American Republic (3).
  • HIS 419 - History of Sport in the United States (3).
  • HIS 428 - Emergence of the United States as a World Power Since 1914 (3)
  • HIS 430 - American Indian History (3).
  • HIS 431 - American Urban History (3).
  • HIS 435 - Black America since the Civil War (3).
Europe/England/Russia

  • HIS 325 - History of the British Isles to 1606 (3)
  • HIS 326 - History of the British Isles 1606-1919 (3)
  • HIS 351 - Early Modern Europe, 1350-1800 (3)
  • HIS 352 - History of Modern Russia (3).
  • HIS 357 - Polish Culture through History and Literature (3)
  • HIS 360 - The Holocaust (3)
  • HIS 364 - Early Modern German History, 1500-1800 (3).
  • HIS 367 - Modern German History, 1800-2000 (3)
  • HIS 372 - The French Revolution (3)
  • HIS 373 - 19th Century Europe (3)
  • HIS 374 - History of the British Empire since 1790 (3)
  • HIS 382 - History of the British Isles since 1919 (3).
  • HIS 384 - Gender and Sexuality in Modern European History (3).
  • HIS 394 - Medieval Europe (3).
  • HIS 399 - France and the World from 1789 to 2000 (3).
  • HIS 400 - Postwar: Europe since 1945 (3).
  • HIS 401 - Migration in Modern European History (3)
Asia/Africa/Mexico/Latin America

  • HIS 332 - Development of the American West (3)
  • HIS 336 - Africa in Modern Times, 1800 to Present (3)
  • HIS 339 - History of Mexico (3)
  • HIS 343 - Modern Caribbean History (3)
  • HIS 371 - Japan from Antiquity to 1300 (3).
  • HIS 376 - History of Modern China (3)
  • HIS 377 - Japan from 1300 to 1800 (3).
  • HIS 378 - Japan from 1800 to Present (3).
  • HIS 380 - History of Modern India and South Asia (3)
  • HIS 477 - Japan: Age of Samurai (3).

B. Cognate Courses


During the third and fourth year at least nine credits in cognates chosen from the social sciences or the humanities with the approval of the advisor; to include two courses at the advanced level in a single discipline

C. Additional Requirements


All requirements of the College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) Bachelor of Arts  degree, including General Education requirements  and additional BA distribution requirements
 

Minimum Credits for the Degree: 120 credits



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History Honors Program (BA)

History Honors Program (BA)

History Department information  

Prospective Honors Program students are urged to acquaint themselves as early as possible with the requirements below, as well as with the particular procedures for acceptance into the History Department’s Honors Program. See the Honors Program Director for this information.

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History Minor Program

History Minor

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*HIS 479 does count towards a course in Asian History